Florida Lawyer Charged With Break In After Cellphone Is Found Charging In Victim’s Home

Lawyer William Webb Greenfelder has been charged with breaking into a vacant mobile home and stealing electricity. The evidence is rather strong. First there was Greenfelder’s cellphone plugged into an outlet at the home and then there was orange extension chord that ran from the home to just short of Greenfelder’s mobile home.

The police say that the cord had been covered with leaves to conceal it but Greenfelder, 38, denied any role in the break in or the theft.

Greenfelder was suspended by the Florida bar for failing to pay bar fees and was then arrested in a domestic dispute. Police say that Greenfelder hit his wife with a candlestick, punched her, and refused to let her out of their bedroom. When police arrived, she showed them cocaine, pills and guns. However, Greenfelder was able to show that the search was illegal and suppress the evidence.

He has been suspended for only 91 days and told to undergo psychiatric and substance abuse evaluations. Those will have to wait until he is tried on these latest charges.

Source: Tampa Bay

69 thoughts on “Florida Lawyer Charged With Break In After Cellphone Is Found Charging In Victim’s Home”

  1. I’ve been training a class and we are looking at this particular subject over the following few days. I will be leading my university scholar to consider your post for good info I have already been meaning to publish something such as this upabout my web site and you’ve got given me a thought.

  2. As for guest blogging, I do not like to write about specific cases, especially if it is still an active case. Thank you anyway for the kind offer.

  3. Malisha, the origin of the word is from “forensis” which is Latin for “of the forum” which is where the debates of ancient Rome were held, as I am sure you know.

    In speech classes, the debate classes are referred to as Forensic.

  4. OMG, those photographs are mesmerizing. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for all the information. Here’s a little piece of data you won’t find on the Internet: in jail, the word “forensic” means “insane.” As in:

    “Don’t mess with her; she’s forensic.”


    “I’m about to go forensic with this shit.”

    The derivation is obviously related to the fact that some defendants awaiting trial have “forensic evaluations.”

    Are you interested in looking at a case (not mine) to see if you’d like to write a guest blog about it? Harford County, Maryland criminal case involving an attempt to get a criminal defendant charged with 28 felonies to plead “NCR” (“not criminally responsible”) rather than to stand trial. A kind of back door civil commitment, I guess. If so, let me know and I’ll send you some links.

  5. Malisha:

    Otteray is the Cherokee word for the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is where I live. See the link. One of the most beautiful places on earth.


    As for what I do, I am a forensic psychologist. Putting my (real) name in Google Scholar will get you about six hundred hits.

  6. Otteray Scribe, I just came upon this post quite late because I was trying to figure out what the word “otteray” meant — the Internet is so seductive, you can just plug in words and find libraries being thrown at you!

    Anyway, in one of the first comments you wisely advise Kay that going to local law enforcement is useless. I know about this not because I tried to bust cocaine dealers to public officials (god forbid!) but because I know nothing, never have known anything, can’t figure out anything, but have always felt obsessively compelled to try to (a) help out in desperately unjust situations and even (b) defend myself at times.

    The biggest lack I feel — the greatest deficit I experience — the most serious handicap I suffer from — the worst thing about all this is: simply put: How does one figure out WHOM to go to in order to complain about ANYTHING that is obviously wrong in ANY level of the executive or judicial branches of government. I’m not talking about any kind of he-said-she-said issues. I’m talking about OBVIOUS WRONG STUFF that you can’t figure out what to do about — PLEASE, don’t call the grammar police on me, you know what I mean.

    Nobody teaches this in civics in high school. You go to the “I.G.” that any organization or government agency has — ha ha ha ha ha — that’s just an exercise in YOU providing THEM with all the information you have gathered so they know how to neutralize it.

    What the Hell do you DO?

    Otteray, is your branch of forensics medical? What branch, if not medical? It is very important for anyone interested in constitutional law and the application of constitutional law to try to deal with the proof of facts, and only forensic science can be used to do that, and that is why I wonder. That is also why I was looking for the meaning of the word “Otteray.” Maybe you can enlighten me.


  7. I came back here because I read about a lawsuit concerning neighbors and drugs and zoning, a subject we discussed here.

    The neighbors successfully sued the owner of a grow house and got damages under zoning laws by arguing that it was a nuisance.

    plaintiffs in the case argued that the pungent smell of growing marijuana plants coming from Ebenstein’s old Victorian house on Hillsdale Street filled the neighborhood and that neighbors lived in constant fear of fires sparking from faulty wiring at the property. Property values in the neighborhood also decreased due to an increased police presence because of the grow house, they claimed, and neighbors stopped letting their children play in their front yards due to safety concerns.

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